Nagartha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Nagartha only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nagartha of India are vegetarians and they do not drink alcohol. They are Hindus and Siva and Vishnu are their gods. They are bullion dealers and sell cloth and other items. They live in the towns and near to the bigger trading centers. They copy Brahman ceremonies.

The Nagartha cremate their dead and carry them in a blanket. A girl must marry before she gets to puberty age. Widows cannot marry again. Only on the grounds of unfaithfulness can divorce be allowed.

The Nagartha are merchants as well as being bankers. They speak in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Most of them live in places in southern Karnataka such as Mysore. Marriages are usually within their own group. They migrated from Ayodhya many years ago. The Nagartha also live in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Nagartha dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nagartha
People Name in Country Nagartha
Population in India 53,000
World Population 53,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ayodhyanagaradavaru, Nagarakulam, Nagarata, Nagarattar, Nattu Kotai Chetti, Nattukkotai Cettiar, Nattukottai Chettiar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Nagartha
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 17742
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (41,000) Tamil Nadu (13,000)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (41,000) Tamil Nadu (13,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (38,000) Tamil (10,000) Telugu (4,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 38,000 Tamil 10,000
Telugu 4,200

For Main Lanugage: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kannada Film / Video
Kannada Bible stories Audio Recordings
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Kannada Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.83 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.17 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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